IFLR India Capital Markets Forum 2019

January 16, Four Seasons Mumbai

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Speakers at IFLR India Capital Markets Forum 2019 include:  

Avijit Banerjee 

CEO & managing director 
Argon Capital Advisors 

Avijit Banerjee is the CEO & Managing Director at Argon Capital Advisors and have been spearheading the end-to-end advisory mandates in terms of fund raising and M&A in various sectors that includes domestic, cross-border and international transactions. Having built a relationship with a network of more than 300 institutional investors globally, he has access to incubation fund, seed fund, angel investors, VCs, and PEs - for early stage, growth stage and mature stage investments within the investors fraternity.
His expertise of close to two decades spans beyond buy side and sell side and also involves doing valuations, market sizing & opportunity assessment, competitor bench-marking, gap analysis, commercial & business due diligence, feasibility studies, business plan, and formulating growth, expansion, optimization, performance improvement and restructuring strategies in sectors such as healthcare, hospitality & tourism, education, retail, consumer goods (durable and non-durable), food & beverage, e-commerce (across sectors) platforms, cement & infrastructure, real estate, metals and BFSI.
Banerjee has also authored numerous white papers on interest rates, managing inflation, valuation methodologies, and the impact of digitization on the speed of business, among others. He holds a Master's Degree (MBA) in Finance from IMT Ghaziabad, India.

Nitin Bhuwania

AVP legal
Piramal Capital & Housing Finance 

Nitin Bhuwania is part of legal team of Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Limited and currently designated as Assistant Vice President -  Legal. He has rich and considerable experience in handling legal transaction in the banking and finance industry. His area of interest are Real Estate laws, Mortgages, International taxation, Taxes and Foreign inflow of funds, Due-diligence.
Bhuwania holds dual qualification and has graduated in law from Mumbai University and is also qualified as Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

David Cameron

Dorsey & Whitney

David Cameron is a New York qualified lawyer who specializes in representing and advising corporate and investment banking clients in connection with equity and debt securities offerings pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, including high-yield private placements, block trades and medium-term note programs for issuers across Asia.  Cameron also has extensive experience with green bonds and Masala bonds and has been actively involved in the India market for over 10 years. Cameron joined Dorsey & Whitney is October 2018 from Allen & Overy in Hong Kong. Founded more than 100 years ago, Dorsey has over 550 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide and has been in Asia for over 18 years, with locations in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, and the firm has been active in India since 2005. Cameron's recent work before joining Dorsey & Whitney included advising on the State Bank of India's Section 4(a)(2) equity offering of US$2.3 billion, the largest-ever Qualified Institutional Placement out of India to date, JSW Steel's US$500 million high-yield bond offering, CK Hutchison Holdings' US$1.8 billion dual tranche Rule 144A senior note offering and Sri Lanka's sovereign US$1.5 billion Rule 144A senior note offering.

Alexander Imseeh


Alexander Imseeh joined the Debt Capital Markets team at the London Stock Exchange in September 2014 as a Fixed Income Product Specialist. In this role, Alex mainly advises companies and market participants such as legal advisors and DCM on the process of issuing and trading bonds on LSE's wholesale market while contributing to the expansion of the Masala and Sovereign bond franchises of the LSE across the world. During the past three years Alex was part of many ''world first'' and important bond listings including the first Masala corporate bond issuance by an Indian entity, HDFC

Gesu Kaushal

executive director and co-head corporate finance 
Kotak Investment Bank

With over two decades of rich experience in the investment banking industry in India, Gesu Kaushal has deep understanding of the Indian capital markets and has led fund raising for corporates across various sectors including consumer, healthcare, technology, banking and financial services. She has been associated with a number of marquee capital market transactions in India, across products, and handled complex situations through the various capital market cycles over the last two decades. She has played an important role in the regulatory evolution of the Indian capital markets and has been involved with many capital market innovations over the years.  Kaushal was also a part of the sub-committee of the Primary Market Advisory Committee (PMAC) of SEBI and was involved in conceptualization and introduction of the various products, and more recently the amendments in SEBI ICDR Regulations. Her participation on various regulatory is an endorsement of her experience and understanding of the capital markets in India.

Kaushal has been a Director of the Association of Investment Bankers of India (AIBI) since September 2011.  She is the Chairperson of AIBI and its representative on the Primary Markets Advisory Committee of SEBI. Kaushal is a graduate in Economics Hons from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.

Manan Lahoty

L&L Partners

He has advised on some of the largest and prestigious Indian transactions in the domestic and international capital markets, including the public offering of Coal India, the largest in India till date, the initial public offering of Bharti Infratel, and the CPSE Exchange Traded Fund, the first product of its kind in India. Some of the other recent transactions he has advised on include the initial public offering of Avenue Supermarts, Reliance AMC, Godrej Agrovet Lemontree Hotels, CreditAccess Grameen and IndoStar Capital; qualified institutions placement of Idea Cellular, Oberoi Realty, Edelweiss Financial and Indiabulls Housing Finance; rights offering of IL&FS Transportation and Kesoram Industries; stake sales by Daiichi in Sun Pharmaceutical, Petronas in Cairn India and Avantha in Crompton Greaves on the stock exchanges. He also provides general advice on securities law matters to leading domestic and international investment banks in India, such as BoA-Merrill Lynch, Citi, Deutsche, Kotak, Goldman Sachs, JM Financial, Axis Capital, ICICI Securities, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and UBS.

In addition, Manan's practice includes providing advice on Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), pre-offering corporate restructuring, corporate governance and other corporate and securities law matters. He has worked on high-profile M&As and has also been involved in several privatization transactions of the Central and State Governments in India.
Manan has been recognized as one of India's leading Capital Market lawyers and has been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners. He has also been regularly included in the top tier by other independent surveys and publications including IFLR 1000, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, Legal Era and Who's Who Legal.

Hitesh Mandot 

senior vice president & co-head  
ICICI Securities

Hitesh Mandot is Senior Vice President and Co-Head Capital Markets Execution with ICICI Securities Limited. He is having varied and rich experience of 20+ years, wherein he has handled numerous capital market and advisory transactions including IPOs, Public Issues, Rights Issues, QIPs, IPP, Listing through Scheme of Arrangements, Reverse Merger, Open Offers, Buy-backs, Delisting, etc. Some of his marquee transactions include IPO of Indian Energy Exchange (first listed energy exchange), Equitas Holdings (first listed small finance bank), Tejas Networks (first non-regulated promoter less listed company under SEBI ICDR), Westlife “ Hardcastle (first reverse merger listing for McDonald's business), Future Ventures (first listed fund of funds) and PTC India (first listed power trading company).
Prior to joining ICICI Securities, he has worked with Edelweiss Financial Services, Axis Capital - Enam Securities and UTI Securities. He has also been actively engaged with SEBI and has participated in various discussions on post issue timelines for listing and framework for SME Regulations.
He is a chartered accountant and post graduate in accountancy and business statistics from MDS University, Ajmer.

Sujaya Moghepadhye 

co-head execution, equity capital markets, investment banking   

A Chartered Accountant with over 16 years of experience in investment banking and finance industry. Sujaya is a strategic level professional who spearheads the Equity Capital Market execution process at Edelweiss Financial Services Limited. Has efficiently lead over 100 equity and debt capital markets deals, has worked across various equity and debt products, including IPO, Rights Issue, private placements, Qualified Institutional Placements including NCD plus warrants, InVITs, Buy Backs, Open Offers etc across various sectors.  Experience of handling various first of its kind and unique type of equity capital market transactions. 
She has been actively participating in various discussions on regulatory matters on equity capital markets.  An active speaker in various forums including IPO conclave organized by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Sujaya is part of the ''Senior Leadership Group'' at Edelweiss group.

Nidhi Parekh 

senior vice president 
Nidhi Parekh has ten years of experience in securities markets. She completed her graduation in Business Administration and Law with honors in Corporate Law from National Law University, Jodhpur. She started her career as a capital markets lawyer at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh A. Shroff & Co.) in 2007 and moved to Citigroup as Senior Vice President after performing the role of Partner Designate at CAM. She has worked on various pioneering transactions including the first and only issuance of Indian Depository Receipts and landmark deals including one of the largest stock exchange sale by the co-founders of a conglomerate in IT space. She has also actively participated in reviewing various regudlatory policies.

Mohit Saraf

L&L Partners

Mohit heads the Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices at the Firm. With over 20 years of experience across sectors & industries, he has advised major global and Indian companies.
He has been recommended as one of Asia's top 25 M&A lawyers; and was honored by ALB HOT 100 as one of the top performing lawyers.
He has been awarded the ''Shaurya Chakra'' (a national peacetime gallantry award by the Indian President, Mr. R. Venkatraman); and is also a recipient of various national & international awards and has been consistently ranked as a Band 1 M&A lawyer in Who's Who Business Lawyers, Chambers Asia Leading Lawyers, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Practical Law Company.
Chambers & Partners describes him as ''a dream lawyer for corporate transactions because he balances the legal and commercial aspects of a transaction''.
IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate lists him as Leading Lawyer in Banking, Energy & Infrastructure, Project Development, M&A and Project Finance; while Asialaw lists Mohit, as a Leading Lawyer for Corporate M&A and Project Finance.
The RSG 2015 Report recognizes him as ''Recommended by Clients'' for Corporate / M&A.
Additionally, he has over 50 publications in various national & international journals and magazines like Financial Worldwide, Finance Yearbook by PLC, Economic Times, Business Standard, Financial Express, Powerline, Tele.net, India Infrastructure, India Business Law Journal and SIAC Yearbook.
He is also a visiting faculty at various law & management schools in India and is a regular speaker at various conferences.

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